Healthcare Stocks on Investors' Radar -- CVS Health, Express Scripts, Aetna, and Cigna

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 General News
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NEW YORK, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- presents four Health Care Plans companies for assessment

today: CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS), Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX), Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), and Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI). These stocks are part of the Healthcare sector, which has received an "Outperform" rating from Charles
on May 11th, 2017 due to solid balance sheets, generally good dividend yields, and improved overall cost structure. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:

CVS Health  

On Monday, shares in Woonsocket, Rhode Island headquartered CVS Health Corp. rose 0.32%, ending the day at $80.47. The stock recorded a trading volume of 3.79 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 3.88% in the last one month, 2.91% over the previous three months, and 3.25% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 1.52%. Moreover, shares of CVS Health, which together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 51.30.

On April 28th, 2017, research firm Tigress Financial initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock.

On May 12th, 2017, CVS Health announced that Larry Merlo, the Company's President and CEO, will be speaking to investors at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference on May 24th, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the event will be broadcast simultaneously under the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website. CVS complete research report is just a click away and free at:

Express Scripts  

Shares in Saint Louis, Missouri headquartered Express Scripts Holding Co. ended the day 1.16% higher at $60.32 with a total trading volume of 4.34 million shares. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 6.99%. Shares of the Company, which operates as a pharmacy benefit management company in the US, Canada, and Europe, have an RSI of 36.63.

On April 26th, 2017, research firm Edward Jones downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Hold'.

On May 08th, 2017, Express Scripts announced that it will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Health Care Conference on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, at 2:20 p.m. ET. The presentation will be broadcast via the Internet and can be accessed under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website. The complimentary report on ESRX can be downloaded at:


At the close of trading on Monday, shares in Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna Inc. finished 0.48% lower at $142.21. A total volume of 4.29 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.64 million shares. The stock has advanced 10.56% in the last one month, 16.97% over the previous three months, and 15.36% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.69% and 16.23%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Aetna, which operates as a health care benefits company in the US, has an RSI of 70.10.

On May 09th, 2017, Aetna announced that Chairman and CEO, Mark T. Bertolini, is scheduled to present at the 2017 UBS Global Healthcare Conference in New York City on Monday, May 22nd, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. ET. A live, audio webcast will be accessible on the Company's Investor Relations website. Sign up for your complimentary research report on AET at:


Bloomfield, Connecticut headquartered Cigna Corp.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 1.58 million shares at the end of yesterday's session, which was higher than their three months average volume of 1.31 million shares. The stock closed the day 0.04% higher at $162.10. The Company's shares have advanced 7.77% in the past month, 11.17% in the previous three months, and 21.56% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.72% and 16.42%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Cigna, which provides insurance and related products and services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 66.22.

On May 08th, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $172 a share to $177 a share.

On May 12th, 2017, Cigna announced that the merger agreement with Anthem has been terminated. Anthem did not appeal the Delaware Court of Chancery's decision denying the former's motion for a preliminary injunction that sought to prevent Cigna from terminating the merger agreement. Cigna seeks prompt payment of the $1.85 billion reverse termination fee, and will pursue its claims for additional damages of over $13 billion against Anthem for the harm that it caused the Company and its shareholders. Get free access to your research report on CI at:


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